Hope everyone has a wonderful 4th of July tomorrow!!
I love lemon–especially when used in desserts. I was craving a lemon treat the other night, so I decided to make these lemon sugar cookies. The texture of the cookie was perfect–slightly crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Of course the cookies were unbelievably addicting, so I shared them with friends and co-workers. That way, I didn’t eat the entire batch!
Life has been insanely busy since the start of the year, meaning I’ve been a complete stress case. On top of working full-time and taking an extension course at UCLA, I’m moving into a new apartment in two weeks! Although stressed, I’m beyond excited for everything to come–it just means I’ll be a little behind on blogging, so I apologize in advance!
How is Christmas only two weeks away?! I’m having a minor panic attack, as I’m behind on just about everything–shopping, decorating, holiday baking, etc. But I’m kicking it in gear this week and going to check some things off my list. Baking is first on the list, of course. :)
Last weekend and this week have been pretty busy, from helping my new roommate, Megan, move into my apartment to work piling up at the office. I did, however, find time on Sunday to make a quick trip to Trader Joe’s and to whip up this pasta salad. Since it continues to warm up here in LA, I figured this cold pasta would be perfect for lunch.
Megan and I are devoting the rest of the week to furnishing and decorating the apartment. Last night, we painted our table and chairs white, while sipping on wine and listening to the Hall & Oates Pandora station. It was pretty ideal. :)
Hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day! I spent the day/evening in Malibu with my friends Ellen and Danielle. We shopped and ate an early dinner at Malibu Seafood. Our spread ranged from fresh fish tacos to deep-fried halibut pieces to clam strips to New England clam chowder. Everything was delicious–I can’t wait to go back.
These homemade veggie burgers were also fantastic…and much healthier! Since I’m always making turkey or beef burgers, these were a nice change. Though somewhat time-consuming, the burgers were delectable, with a wonderful variety of flavors and textures.
Hey there, Ellen.
I’m sure most of you have your go-to recipe for specific appetizers, dinners and desserts–and that’s the case for me and these lemon bars. I’ve used this recipe for a few years and have never tried a different one. I’ve yet to find a reason to do so, considering the bars are always a hit wherever I bring them.
BUT, if I were to ever stray from this recipe, first on my list is Greg’s recipe from the Euro Pane Bakery in Pasadena. Considering the rave reviews of the bakery on Yelp, I have no doubts that the lemon bars are as delicious as they say.